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2017 National School Games

2017 National School Games
31st August - 3rd September, Loughborough University

Tickets for Schools Now On Sale!

The 2017 School Games are coming! This amazing multi-sport event showcasing the most talented school-age athletes will take place at Loughborough University from Thursday 31st August - Sunday 3rd September 2017.

Tickets are now available for schools to book, discounted to just £1 using the code 2017SGYST when prompted!

For large school group bookings of more than 25 people please email ticketing@schoolgames.org.uk and you will be sent a group booking form to take advantage of the exclusive £1 ticket offer.

School Engagement Offer

Primary Schools

All Primary Schools booking tickets will be able to download an Activity Pack that will provide information and suggested activities for teachers around School Games values, Active Learning and how to maximise their School Games experience. Schools booking tickets will be sent a link to download the Activity Pack, which is due for completion after half-term.

The teacher cards include:

  • School Games National Final 2017 Factsheet – facts, figures and information about the School Games National Finals.
  • School Games Values – information on the school games values and an activity that takes children on a tour around the School Games National Finals 2017 sports venues.
  • Active Lifestyles – information and activities to support teachers to increase children's physical activity levels.
  • Active Classrooms: Literacy – information and activities to support teachers facilitate literacy activities.
  • Active Classrooms: Maths – information and activities to support teachers facilitate maths activities.

Secondary Schools

Secondary Schools have the unique opportunity to access a programme of education based workshops, provided by Loughborough University aimed to support both KS3 and GCSE PE curriculums. These workshops have limited places, so after schools have booked their tickets they will receive a link to book their education workshops and a tour of the University Campus.

Workshops included:

  • Sport Nutrition Workshop
  • Sport Science Workshop
  • Strength & Conditioning Workshop
  • Sports Technology Workshop
  • Sports Psychology Workshop
  • Athlete Q&A Session

General Sale Tickets

General Sales tickets are now on sale; book early to receive a 25% discount off each fully priced ticket. Adult tickets are £6.00 (normally £8.00) and under 16's are £3.00 (normally £4.00), plus under the age of 3 goes free.

Tickets are available for 11 sports plus a special viewing opportunity for Swimming. If you require an accessible seat these are also available at point of booking and carers go free.

On completion of your booking you will receive an e-ticket direct from Ticketsource that can be printed or stored on your smartphone. A valid ticket will need to be presented when entering each sports venue.

The School Games National Finals is a four day multi-sport event for the UK's elite young athletes of school age. The event seeks to create an inspirational and motivational setting that not only provides our elite young sports people with the opportunity to thrive and perform at the highest levels, but encourages more young people to take part and succeed in sport.

The competition reinforces the experience of multi-sport events like the Olympic and Paralympic Games and Commonwealth Games, complete with Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Who will be competing

The athletes will compete in: Athletics, Cycling, Fencing, Hockey, Judo, Rugby 7's, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Tennis and, new this year, Cricket.

Of the twelve sports, five of them, Athletics, Cycling, Fencing, Swimming and Table Tennis incorporate disability events, and two of them, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis are Paralympic only sports.

Around 1,600 of the nation's finest young sports stars will participate in this event. Many of the young stars competing in the Schools Games go on to have successful international sporting careers and the alumni include Olympic and Paralympic champions Adam Peaty, Ellie Simmonds (Swimming), Owain Doull (Cycling), Hannah Cockroft (Athletics) and Georgie Twigg (Hockey) to name just a few.

How to get involved

There are a number of ways to get involved; from spectating in the stands to volunteering on court side, there are hundreds of opportunities to participate in. You can find out more about the opportunities below.

Volunteer at the 2017 National School Games

For the Youth Sport Trust to successfully deliver the event they need around 400 volunteers, who will act as representatives for the event, so they are looking for friendly, outgoing and reliable volunteers to fulfil a variety of roles.

It is through this event they aim to reward and recognise a diverse workforce of skilled, trained and enthusiastic volunteers and inspire them to continue their volunteering journey beyond this event.

For the majority of roles, no specific experience is required, as training (including safeguarding training) and briefings will take place prior to the event to ensure that you are fully prepared for your role and responsibilities, you will also be required to complete the relevant checks.

For some roles, it will be beneficial, but not essential, to have knowledge of the University campus, have experience of working with young people in a sports based setting, have good communication and listening skills, be able to follow instructions and be able to work on your own initiative, as well as work effectively as a team.

Your reward for volunteering!

As a volunteer you will receive School Games branded event kit and a packed lunch during your shifts and an exclusive invitation to the Volunteer celebration evening on Saturday 2nd September.

The Youth Sport Trust has overall responsibility for the management of the event and Loughborough University, supported by us here at Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, who will be involved with the training, deployment and management of the individual volunteers.

Apply now

For further information or to register as a volunteer for the 2017 School Games please visit the website link provided below.


  • Harborough District Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Blaby District Council
    British Heart Foundation
    East Midlands Platform
    Rutland County Council
  • Sport England
    Leicestershire County Council
    Loughborough University
    Age UK L&R
  • Safeguarding
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    County Sport Network
    Equality Standard


  • Harborough District Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Sport England
    British Heart Foundation
  • Leicester City Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Equality Standard
    Leicestershire County Council
  • County Sport Network
  • Melton Borough Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Age UK L&R
    East Midlands Platform
  • Loughborough University
    Rutland County Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Blaby District Council